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by zgundam
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!
Replies: 78
Views: 65259

congrats on a long 7 years! As long as computer builders and retailers sell computing hardware that produces audible noise, I don't think SPCR will die off at all :) Ie. all those noisy PSU's, PC-like consoles with irritating fans (ie. Xbox, PS3), ever-shrinking electronic equipment with 100w+ TDP, ...
by zgundam
Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74522

ekerazha wrote:Actually, here in Italy, all I can find is

Nidec Servo Corporation GentleTyphoon 120mm - 1850rpm
Nidec Servo Corporation GentleTyphoon 120mm - 1150rpm

They don't seem to be branded Scythe.
That sucks. Avoid the 1850rpm like the plague, it's not quiet even when undervolted vs the 1450rpm.
by zgundam
Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74522

I know of no one that undervolts fans and doesnt use some sort of fan controller, either software or hardware. Either they run them at 12v, or they have some sort of fan controller. So while a comparitive test at 12v may be applicable, the 7v test really isnt. Also the original question was "Do the...
by zgundam
Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Do Finger guards measurably contribute to noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

aluminium mesh filters adds significant amount of noise from my experience. foam ones seem ok as long as you're not using them with the crappy plastic frames they come in.
by zgundam
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74522

Do the new Typhoons push more CFM, RPM for RPM compared to the other Scythes? Ok, here's a quick (subjective!) summary b/w the 3 major/new Scythe fan models. Comparison is based on 1200rpm Slipstream, 1600rpm S-Flex and 1450rpm Typhoon, vertical fan position. I don't bother @ 12v because NO fans ar...
by zgundam
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GELID Wing 12 1500RPM 120MM UV Green Gamer Review
Replies: 4
Views: 3013

The Gelid fans are probably quieter that the horrible TT's he had before.

If you think the Gelid's are quiet I suggest you try out ANY of the fans under the Recommended/Reference section. Guarantee you'll never go near a single clear plastic fan ever again.
by zgundam
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74522

Zg, since you've had experience with all 4 Scythe fan types, which one is the best in your opinion? Is it the Typhoon? Also it looks like the Typhoon has closed corners like the Nexus fans, is this true? Thanks! The Typhoons have a kind of "1/4 closed" corners; if you look carefully at the fan pic ...
by zgundam
Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74522

Question about the Scythe fans, are all the newer ones made in China? Did you guys find the quality consistent, unlike the Panaflos? Most of the Scythe fans seem to be made in China except for the Typhoons, which are made in Indonesia (probably because the Nidec motors are made there???) I've only ...
by zgundam
Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74522

Are you saying the Typhoons would perform better (more airflow and less noise) than the S-Flex in restrictive enviroments? I'm having a hard time in deciding wheher to buy these fans or the S-Flex's for my 2 PA120.2s. Possibly - without proper test equipment it's not possible to say definitively wh...
by zgundam
Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74522

yeah I saw that, and am grateful you did it, I just want an official review with numbers and such =D Fair enough, I'd like to see some official numbers too! :D The typhoons are currently hooked up to my Sunbeam Reobus atm so I have no idea what rpm they're running at all :P Maybe when I get home I'...
by zgundam
Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74522

uh... I put a topic up about this about two months ago with impressions of these fans + did some quickie testing: Scythe Gentle Typhoon - 120mm - pics and impressions I've had two of the 1450rpm models on my PA120.3 radiator (pull config) so far and I must say @7v they're def. quieter than the Slips...
by zgundam
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Why not Nanoxia???
Replies: 11
Views: 6000

hmm, I got my hands on two nanoxia's - the 120mm 1250rpm model - out of interest last month from Chilled PC's. Verdict: They're not quiet by a long stretch, even @ 7v compared to the any of the recommended 120mm fans in the SPCR list, or even the cheapo Med Speed Yate Loon's @7v. They're good for bl...
by zgundam
Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are all Slipstreams scratchy and clicky?
Replies: 8
Views: 3172

I bought 5 1200rpm SlipStreams and 1 of them made a clicking sound when powered up. I could even hear the clicking sound when I spun the fan blades with my hand.

Conclusion: Dud SlipStream. Should get it RMA'ed.
by zgundam
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: quick question -- would 12 cm fan fit 5 1/4 bay on top drive
Replies: 10
Views: 2454

dan wrote:I could how do I stick a picture on this? thanks
Sign yourself to something like PhotoBucket, upload pics there and then copy the resulting "IMG Link" here.

Do you have 3 5.25inch bays free? If so just get yourself one of these - Scythe Kama Bay, and have your HDD's setup behind that.
by zgundam
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon - 120mm - pics and impressions
Replies: 8
Views: 20948

Update: Done some quick tests of the fans. I don't have any expensive airflow or sound-measuring equipment, so my opinions will be somewhat subjective. Both 1450rpm and 1850rpm fans were tested at 12v and 7v (using this kind of fan adapter ), with a Corsair HX620 supplying power only to one fan at ...
by zgundam
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon - 120mm - pics and impressions
Replies: 8
Views: 20948

Scythe Gentle Typhoon - 120mm - pics and impressions

Ok, I was aware that someone else had posted about these fans about a month or two ago, and while these fans were launch in approx May 2008, they're still not avaliable in retail channels outside of Japan yet. Here are the 120mm fan specs again (google translated to English) The design and features ...
by zgundam
Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zaward Fans - anyone used these before?
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

it might be worth a review on account of a more SPCR-centric (and interesting) examination of those dimples - maybe it's indeed a good idea that something can/should take off with other manufacturers :). I think that's already happened - just take a look at the Sharkoon Silent Eagle http://www.shar...
by zgundam
Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM1000-HP Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 3500

have you tried turning on the 5v Noise Filter? I have a ZM850-HP and it makes a low buzzing noise on standby unless that switch is flicked. I have noticed since switching from my HX620 -> ZM850-HP a high-pitched, intermittent "whee" sound occasionally coming from around where my CPU is, but that cou...
by zgundam
Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Now down to 3 fans
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

which one is "best" depends on what you're going to use those fans for and what your budget is. case ventilation? cpu heatsink? radiator? if u want bang-for-buck and the fan is going to be in a vertical position, go Yates (assuming u get them from Petra's Tech Shop... I've heard quality varies wildl...
by zgundam
Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Im looking for Yate Loons and Global Win fans but....
Replies: 10
Views: 2629

Scythe Jyuni's / SlipStreams are great fans in the sense they seem to have no fan-motor noise at 7v, but I reckon build quality might be a bit suspect. I ordered 5 1200rpm ones from Petra's Tech Shop (they were sold out elsewhere!), and one of them was a dud - I could hear a ticking noise from that ...
by zgundam
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus Fan Filters
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

I suggest you check this forum post out before getting any other fan filters - it's a short test on the impact of various types of fan filters (inc. that Nexus one you're interested in) has on air flow (cfm) http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=188846 in a nutshell, u should avoid th...
by zgundam
Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Gelid Wing 12 Fan - good or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

yeah, it does sound a bit hyped but at least their figures don't look as inflated as stuff from SilenX :p ...looks like they have a "Silent" series too but doesn't look any special. According to the official website they don't have any distributors in North America - only Europe / Asia, so maybe Chi...
by zgundam
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Gelid Wing 12 Fan - good or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

Gelid Wing 12 Fan - good or not?

Has anyone tried this fan? Interesting features of this fan is that you can remove the entire fan impeller for cleaning and there are little "winglets" on the fan blades which are supposed to improve airflow / static pressure. None of the online reviews say how quiet this fan is unfortunately. http:...
by zgundam
Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zaward Fans - anyone used these before?
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

well, the Zaward Contact website http://www.zaward.com/contact_tw.php does list a French / Italian / German distributors so if you can read any of them u mite find a online / retail shop that sells Zaward fans... FYI I found that http://www.quietpc.com has a Netherlands website and they do sell Zawa...
by zgundam
Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zaward Fans - anyone used these before?
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

great! u must be better at using google than I am :p

well they did give it a "best value" award (according to the last page), and apparently it's quieter than the fan that comes with the Kama bay, so I guess it's an ok fan.

thx for link :)
by zgundam
Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zaward Fans - anyone used these before?
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

Zaward Fans - anyone used these before?

Hi All, Has anyone heard of or used fans from these guys before? These fans seem to be only available either in Japan or Europe. I wonder how these compares to current Recommended Fans or the similarly designed Sharkoon Silent Eagle Golf fans? Zaward Fan Range: http://www.zaward.com/products_index02...
by zgundam
Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 197
Views: 399347

hi all, which one is quieter AND has higher cfm in a restrictive airflow environment, running at 7v - the Papst 4412 or the S-Flex series, or Yate Loon Medium's or...? I've found the SlipStream 1200rpm exhibits a annoying low-level throbbing "hum" when in a restrictive airflow environment (still not...